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Transportation: On Our Way To Being Counted!

Transportation: On Our Way To Being Counted!

Activity Description


Transportation is a fun and common theme in early-preschool classrooms. This worksheet will facilitate conversations at home and at school about how people get to work, school, or the grocery store, or go to visit people in another state. The worksheet will also reinforce how to count, the benefit of counting, and the idea that everyone in the students’ classroom will be counted in the decennial census.

Suggested Grade Level

Preschool (3-year-olds)

Approximate Time Required

30 minutes

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Use language to convey information and ideas.
  • Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
  • Count orally up to 10.
  • Begin to use one-to-one correspondence when counting objects.

Materials Required

  • Pictures of different types of transportation, labeled with the name under each picture (Cut out pictures of types of transportation before the activity. They can be found at the end of the teacher’s guide.)
    • Car
    • School bus
    • Bus
    • Subway or metro
    • Bicycle
    • Walking
  • Printed student worksheets
  • Chart paper with “How did you come to school?” at the top
    • Below the question, add columns with pictures of different types of transportation (car, bus, train, bicycle, walking, stroller)
  • A marker or pen
  • A computer or smartphone with an internet connection (to visit State Facts for Students) prior to the lesson.


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